At Alumwell Infant School this statement is the starting point for planning the teaching and learning of history. The history curriculum at Alumwell Infant School makes use of resources within the local area enabling pupils to develop their understanding of the history of their locality.
Key historical knowledge is taught to promote the development of pupils’ historical enquiry skills. Topics are informed by the requirements of the national curriculum and are sensitive to pupils’ interests, helping them to develop an awareness of themselves within the context of local, national and international events, to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
Our curriculum aims to encourage pupils to develop their curiosity about the past, engage their minds in complex thinking and should be fun and exciting to ensure that pupils develop an enjoyment in the subject and their shared history.
Whenever possible, visits related to History topics will be made, providing first hand experiences for the pupils to develop their understanding and knowledge.
What is History?
History is the study of the past- specifically the people, events and problems.
History Enrichment through educational visits and external visitors
What our children think and remember about history